Photo #: S-511-20
"15000-Ton Aircraft Carrier (CVX) Study"
Preliminary design plan prepared in response to a request from the General Board for smaller carrier design possibilities.
This plan, dated 20 July 1940, is for a ship of 15,000 tons standard displacement and a waterline length of 670'. Powerplant has 120,000 horsepower for a speed of 32 knots.
The ship is similar in size and appearance to USS Wasp (CV-7), but with more powerful machinery, greater speed and only two aircraft elevators.
Scale of the original drawings is 1/32" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 23 March 2000
Rescanned and reposted 15 February 2005